Tuesday, June 30, 2009

China Camp

Artist: Fran

Artist: Fran

Artist: Janice

Artist: Janice

Monday, June 29, 2009

China Camp photos

Here's some photos taken by Gerald and Sue.

BBQ Cookout and painting

Pork & chicken kabobs

Over 20 paintings displayed!
Artists: Gerald, Sergio and Emily admiring
the variety of painting styles on display
Artists: Jocelyn, Gerald and Sergio watching Emily close the
deal with a customer who just happen to pass by. SOLD!

China Camp

Spent the day at China Camp Village and painted on the small dock down the hill from the main parking lot. It was great to meet so many other painters from both, the Benicia and North Bay Plein Air groups. We ended the evening with a bbq cookout and critiques.

I really enjoyed painting out into the water. The dock didn't shake, but the winds really picked up around 1pm...and my easel began to shake. When packing up, I really thought I'd drop a couple gouache tubes into the water...luckily I didn't.

Here's a closer look at the painting.
(gouache on water board 9" x 12")

Artist: Gerald de Dios

China Camp

Thanks to everyone that was able to make it out on Sunday. Beautiful warm weather, clear skies, friendly folks and plenty of food and drinks!!! Many new faces from the Meetup group. Artists drove from all over. One from Oakland, a few from San Francisco and some San Jose folks attempted to drive down to join us. We'll see you again for next months session.

Artist: Emily

Artist: Jocelyn

Sunday, June 28, 2009

China Camp - June 28th, 2009

Here are my paintings from this weekend's plein air session at China Camp in San Rafael. It was nice to meet the Benicia Plein Air group.

China Camp

What a great day for a paint out at China Camp. It was nice meeting up with follow plein air painters some new faces and some familiar ones. I wish I could have stayed to the end for the potluck and see all the lovely plein air paintings as the day progressed. Here's my painting before the tide came in.

Friday, June 26, 2009

FOOD UPDATE: 3rd North Bay Plein Air - Sunday, June 28th


We are having a combined North Bay and Benicia Plein Air session.

POTLUCK: Please bring a contribution of food and/or drinks (any volunteers to help BBQ is greatly appreciated)

Below is the updated Benicia's food/supply list (Good for 8-10 people in their group). With a couple days left, We won't make a list, let's each bring some of our own chips, snacks, salad, meat to grill, etc. Good for 8-10 people for our group as well. Then we can all share smile

utensils, plates, cups, napkins
chips, tortilla chips, salsa, crackers, veggie plate, cheese
chicken, skirt steak, hamburgers, hot dogs
bread, buns
your specialty dish (Rollie-Pork BBQ)
salads, greek pasta salad
desserts - “strawberries, brown sugar, and sour cream, pie, lemon bars
table clothes
charcoal and lighter
BBQ utensils and platters
portable grill

825-899 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, CA 94903

Date: SUNDAY, June 28, 2009

Time: 11am - 6pm
3pm - The Benicia goup critiques once a month (not mandatory to participate)
4pm - BBQ cookout begins!

PARKING: Parking lot at the top charges a $3 fee, good views across the bay. Picnic area with barbeques here. Lot below is pay lot ($3) with great access to buildings and beach. Area closes at 6 pm sharp, come early for good parking and to enjoy our picnic :)

CLICK HERE - Google Map Directions

What you're seeing on Google maps is the entrance to the park. The road extends further down by the water.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Lafayette Park, SF

The first painting is the view looking towards downtown on Washington & Clay in the early Afternoon. This was my first attempt in painting a cityscape in oils. I found it to be quite a challenge as I was trying to match very specific geometric shapes that I don't normally paint. It was a good exercise in shapes and to make things easier for myself I should add a few square flat brushes the next time I paint a cityscape.

My Second painting is the view looking down Octavia street and a partially covered Alcatraz.

Artist: Cameron Chun

Monday, June 8, 2009

Lafayette Park

Artist: Katie

Lafayette Park

Fresh sketch from this weekend’s paintout with the North Bay Plein Air group (well three of us – maybe a bigger group next time? maybe some USK’ers?). So anyway, I hear a rumor that this is Danielle Steel’s house. It certainly has a romantic wedding cake look to it. I hope it’s true, cuz it’s encouraging to see an author with a weekend retreat like this…
Artist: Marc Holmes

June 7th - Results

Great day! weather was awesome - just a little windy.
Here's a few snap shots taken by Marc Holmes.

Artists: Cameron Chun and Katie

Artist: Katie

Artist: Marc Holmes

Monday, June 1, 2009

MEETING June 7th - Pacific Heights (San Francisco)

Date: SUNDAY, June 7, 2009
Meeting Time: 11:00am
Location: Lafayette Park (Pacific Heights)
Address: Meet at top and center of the park
(near bathroom/playground)